Cinnamon 1.3.1 released

I’d like to thank all the people who contributed feedback on our 1.3 release.

Version 1.3.1 is a maintenance release which adds polish and tackles important issues from the previous release.

It's now easier to drag and drop applets: Panel zones highlight in different colors when dragged over and now use the entire width of the panel

 

Here are the issues and improvements featured in Cinnamon 1.3.1:

  • Easier applet drag n’ drop:
    • Panel zones now cover the entire panel:  In Cinnamon 1.3 they only used the space they needed, leaving empty zones in the panel which didn’t react to drag n’ drop.
    • Panel zones are now highlighted on drag-over: In Cinnamon 1.3, you couldn’t see where the zones were, so dragging an applet was precarious as you couldn’t tell whether you were dropping it in the right or center zone (for instance). Since version 1.3.1, they now appear in color. This works with the default theme, and this post contains instructions for artists to update their theme to add this feature.
  • Cinnamon settings:
    • New “restore to default” button in the applet section
    • Text scaling factor now uses a spin button instead of a scale widget
    • Slightly improved layout
  • Default theme improvements:
    • Slightly better looking panel launchers
    • Smoother notifications
  • Other fixes:
    • Fixed battery/power applet
    • Many unnecessary warnings were removed from the logs
    • Typos were corrected in the systray applet
    • A bug was fixed which made some icons to appear too big in the system tray

Impacts on applets and extensions:

  • No impacts on applets
  • All extensions need to update the version to “1.3.1″ in their metadata.js file

Impacts on themes:

Themes will work in Cinnamon 1.3.1 without any changes, but won’t feature panel zones highlighting without the changes below. We strongly recommend theme artists update their themes to either highlight, or color the panel zones on drag-over, as explained below.

Panels are made of three zones:

  • left
  • center
  • right

These zones contain applets, and the layout of the panel depends on which applets are in which zone. Since these zones are not visible to the user, it is important to highlight their boundaries or to make them visible to users when an applet is being dragged over.

In the default theme, we decided to do this by giving each zone a separate color. So when the user drags over an applet, we colorize our zones in red, green and blue.

Cinnamon 1.3.1 defines a pseudo-class “dnd” (which stands for Drag N Drop) for this. So in our theme, this is how we did it; We added the following in our CSS:

 

About The Author

Clement Lefebvre (aka "Clem") is the lead developer and founder of Cinnamon and Linux Mint. He's also involved in the MATE project as release manager.

218 Comments

  1. Great work on this update, Clem! I love Cinnamon. It’s a fantastic desktop environment. It’s also much better than GNOME! Again, great work!

  2. Dannick says: - reply

    Would it be possible to get the taskbar extended onto other monitors in multimonitor setups?

    • Sven Rieke says: - reply

      Talking about multimonitor setups.
      On my Laptop Cinnamon always crashes whenever I plug an additional monitor.
      The whole desktop is empty, no panels, no hotkeys, nothing.
      The same happens when monitor is already plugged while desktop loads, it leads to nirvana.

      I hoped this bug would have disappeared with 1.3, but it still happens.

      Tell me what log you’ll need to trace down the origin of this bug, as I want to get this fixed as soon as possible, I love Cinnamon and it hurts to have to switch back to Gnome 3 just for this issue.

      The desktop seems to load, I can see these processes:
      lightdm
      - gnome-session --session cinnamon
      - applets (like hamster, jupiter, kupfer, mintupdate-launcher, ….)

      but no /usr/bin/cinnamon

      • This happens to me whenever I go the configure “display settings” and I place my laptop screen (the screen with the task bars) to the right of my external monitor. If I revert this setting it doesn’t crash, however I really want the screen/desktop with the task bars to be my external monitor, not my laptop screen.

    • Pooch says: - reply

      I too have this issue -(even have it in mate too ) I just cant get that bar to extend to both monitors

  3. Andy says: - reply

    Where can I get a hold of it..?

    sudo apt-get install cinnamon=1.3.1
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Version ‘1.3.1’ for ‘cinnamon’ was not found

    Edit by Clem: It depends on your distribution. It was just released upstream here. As for Linux Mint, it’s likely to make its way to Romeo in the hours to come and probably to the stable repositories tomorrow. It’s also available as deb packages on the github page: https://github.com/linuxmint/Cinnamon/downloads

  4. Chamian says: - reply

    I think it’s

    sudo apt-get install cinnamon

    regardless of version.

  5. jordansc says: - reply

    Downloaded the cinnamon_1.3.1_amd64.deb file from github and got the following error when attempting to install: Error: Breaks existing package ‘cinnamon’ conflict: cinnamon ( )

  6. billynick says: - reply

    not in the repos yet as clem said above but installing the amd64 deb from github gives this error message Error: Breaks existing package ‘cinnamon’ conflict: cinnamon ( )

  7. Jimbo says: - reply

    The speed of development is really encouraging. It seems to be coming along way faster than Unity and Shell ever did.

    I just wish the interface had more emphasis on being able to search my files. I think Unity does that a lot better.

  8. chris says: - reply

    I don’t see the 1.3 or 1.3.1 update in Ubuntu 11.10 PPA.

    https://launchpad.net/~merlwiz79/+archive/cinnamon-ppa

  9. Anton says: - reply

    Anyone know when the Ubuntu PPA will be updated, so I can give this version a whirl?

  10. Turo late says: - reply

    Clem, fantastic work like always.

    Just one suggestion:

    In my humble opinion the overview icon belongs to any of the screen corners, in a top-most position.

    For example, the top-right corner of the screen where it could be reached without having to aim, it should be accessible over the tool bar, displacing the clock sightly to the left:

    [@]

    Other people may think differently and would prefer any other corner, so perhaps adding some configuration settings to configure which corner the overview icon should use could be a killer feature.

    Anyway, again many thanks for fixing the disaster that Gnome has become.

  11. Downloaded the deb, uninstalled Cinnamon 1.2 which I had reverted to, installed 1.3.1. Still get the crash after lock screen. Reverted back to 1.2 and it’s fine.

    Steps:
    1. Log in with Cinnamon.
    2. Ctr-Alt-L to lock screen.
    3. Move mouse to show password prompt, enter password.

    Desktop with icons comes up. No panels. Any running apps have no chrome on the windows. No keyboard shortcuts. I had put a shortcut to cinnamon on the desktop so I could double click it restart cinnamon, but I’d rather just have it not crash.

    Thinkbook T520 Mint 12 64bit, Nvidia graphics.

    Edit by Clem: This issue doesn’t occur here. Can you provide the output of “cinnamon –replace” when this problem happens?

    • Clem, I can post this here or email it to you (it’s long), but it’s essentially the same as what jordansc posted below: http://cinnamon.linuxmint.com/?p=169#comment-1594

    • I also just noticed that this usually doesn’t happen in the first lock/return after logging in. i.e.

      Log in to cinnamon.
      Lock screen.
      Unlock screen.
      No problem.
      Lock screen again.
      Unlock screen.
      No cinnamon.

    • I’ve somehow managed to fix my Cinnamon 1.3.1 installation. I thought something on the panels or something related to graphics drivers might be conflicting with it.

      Uninstalled Cinnamon 1.2 and installed 1.3.1 from synaptic.

      I then went to the applets section of Cinnamon Settings and set everything back to default.

      I then went to startup applications and removed everything that didn’t seem to be part of basic Mint 12: NVidia X Server Settings, System Load Indicator, Conky, DropBox. (Dropbox and system load indicator both had applets in the system tray, the others I just thought could possibly effect Cinnamon).

      Rebooted, logged into Cinnamon. Lock, unlock multiple times. Fixed! I then went back and one by one re-enabled all the stuff in startup that I had disabled. Still fixed for some reason. Perhaps it was just the reset of applets?

      At any rate, totally stable now. And I’m a happy Cinnamon 1.3.1 user again!

      • A bit more info…

        Added the Weather Applet http://cinnamon-spices.linuxmint.com/applets/view/17

        and moved some other applets around. Back to crashing after lock/unlock. Removed weather, reset applets. Stable again. I guess I can live without a weather applet.

      • jordansc says: - reply

        I followed Keith’s suggestion and uninstalled/reinstalled Cinnamon 1.3.1 and restored my applets to the default. However, I didn’t remove any apps from my startup. The only non-default app is Nvidia settings which I decided to keep enabled.

        I restarted and was able to lock and unlock my screen multiple times without any issues. I then added back my applets (Places, Trash and Recent Documents) using the Cinnamon Settings applets check boxes. I tried locking and unlocking multiple times and success! No more crashes!

        I’m wondering if the pre-1.3 installs of one or more of these applets might have caused the issue. Currently ~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets is empty. It was previously filled with the 3 decompressed applet files mentioned above. At any rate, all is working fine.

        Thanks Keith!

      • Still seeing a lot of instability with this. As soon as I start moving applets around, either manually or with dconf, there’s a 50/50 chance that it’ll start crashing again on lock/unlock, requiring a reset to default applets, which fixes it. I haven’t narrowed down exactly which changes cause it. I’m not adding any new, 3rd party applets, just the standard included ones.

    • Carlous says: - reply

      me sucede lo mismo!!

  12. Bob S says: - reply

    I have 1.3.1 installed and working fin in Mint12. I can’t see any way to edit the main menu, I want to add a folder or 2. Am I missing it or is that functionality not yet there? Otherwise I am really loving the new build.

    Bob

    • Kirk M says: - reply

      Install “Alacarte” via Synaptic. Once installed you’ll find it in the menu as “Main menu”. Same as the old Gnome 2 “Main menu” app. One word of warning though…the “catagories” listed in the menu editor do not entirely match the current Menu in Cinnamon nor does adding/removing categories Menu folders) work 100%. It’s workable but not fully compatible with the Cinnamon menu. On that note though, I use it myself.

      • Kirk M says: - reply

        Correction: “…nor does adding/removing categories Menu folders)…”

        should read:

        “…nor does adding/removing categories (Menu folders)…”

    • Lance says: - reply

      I second this motion. Would love to have the Main Menu itself much more customizable, especially via right-click on empty background space within the menu. Opacity/transparency, add a new app/folder, etc.

      Installed 1.3.1 and ran through A LOT of tweaking, but other than the pesky “Me…” for the Menu, everything looks and runs great. Cinnamon is getting better all the time, and your rapid updates are definitely encouraging even more user loyalty.

      For anyone else, if you couldn’t get your Cinnamon v1.2 extensions to work, you need to edit (via “root” access) the metadata.json files, adding “1.3.1″ to the “version” line. As for the Weather extension, I had to change the “position-in-panel” from center to right.

  13. jordansc says: - reply

    Uninstalling Cinnamon 1.3 allowed the installation of 1.3.1 to work. A few observations:

    1) Moving the icons and applets to any location on the original Cinnamon panel is easy by dragging and dropping (I use a single bottom panel).

    2) On the far left of my panel is the icon for the menu. If I choose to include menu text such as “Menu”, it displays as “Me…”. The “nu” is cut off.

    3) If I lock my screen and then unlock it, my panel is gone though the desktop icons are there (confirming Keith’s experience).

    Mint 12 x64, Nvidia graphics.

  14. There is a new PPA where you can get the updates. 1.3 is already there and 1.3.1 will be in a couple of hours.

    https://launchpad.net/~gwendal-lebihan-dev/+archive/cinnamon-stable

    • Hugo12 says: - reply

      Hi Gwendal,
      it may be offtopic but can you tell me when this bug may be resolved:
      https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+bug/889706
      (I saw that it’s assigned to you, however I’m not very used with how that works I just saw your name there. :D )

      One of the latest posts there suggest that it may be the hardware acceleration. Maybe I can test if the bugs resolves with deactivating it. Any howto how that’s done the best way (ATI/AMD graphics).

      • Hugo12 says: - reply

        Anyone know how to turn the hardware acceleration off with a AMD graphics card? I found nothing (or I’m too stupid ;) ).
        I don’t want to deinstall my drivers. :(
        Thx.

  15. mohd imran says: - reply

    @Clem , Waiting for version 1.3.1 to show up in the repo’s,

    One thing i miss in cinnamon is the gnome style , side panel where i can mount my icons i use the most and be displayed when you go for the left corner hot corner.

    The panel top is very tiny when compared to gnome, icons, applet should have a sticky place to keep them.

    And it would be nice if current running apps are kept in system tray in the right side , so that they can be reached easily.

  16. jordansc says: - reply

    Output of “cinnamon –replace” after unlocking locked screen, panel disappearing and restarting cinnamon:

    $ cinnamon –replace
    Window manager warning: Log level 16: Unable to register authentication agent: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1.Error.Failed: An authentication agent already exists for the given subject
    Window manager warning: Log level 16: Error registering polkit authentication agent: GDBus.Error:org.freedesktop.PolicyKit1.Error.Failed: An authentication agent already exists for the given subject (polkit-error-quark 0)
    JS LOG: Cinnamon started at Mon Feb 20 2012 13:59:19 GMT-0500 (EST)

    (cinnamon:3179): Clutter-WARNING **: Failed to set the markup of the actor ‘ClutterText’: Error on line 1: Entity did not end with a semicolon; most likely you used an ampersand character without intending to start an entity – escape ampersand as &

    (cinnamon:3179): Clutter-WARNING **: Attempting to add actor of type ‘CinnamonGenericContainer’ to a container of type ‘StBoxLayout’, but the actor has already a parent of type ‘StBoxLayout’.

    (cinnamon:3179): Clutter-WARNING **: Attempting to add actor of type ‘StScrollView’ to a container of type ‘StBoxLayout’, but the actor has already a parent of type ‘StBoxLayout’.

    (cinnamon:3179): Clutter-WARNING **: Attempting to add actor of type ‘CinnamonGenericContainer’ to a container of type ‘StBoxLayout’, but the actor has already a parent of type ‘StBoxLayout’.

    (cinnamon:3179): Clutter-WARNING **: Attempting to add actor of type ‘StScrollView’ to a container of type ‘StBoxLayout’, but the actor has already a parent of type ‘StBoxLayout’.

    (cinnamon:3179): Clutter-WARNING **: Attempting to add actor of type ‘CinnamonGenericContainer’ to a container of type ‘StBoxLayout’, but the actor has already a parent of type ‘StBoxLayout’.

    (cinnamon:3179): Clutter-WARNING **: Attempting to add actor of type ‘StScrollView’ to a container of type ‘StBoxLayout’, but the actor has already a parent of type ‘StBoxLayout’.

    (cinnamon:3179): Clutter-WARNING **: Attempting to add actor of type ‘CinnamonGenericContainer’ to a container of type ‘StBoxLayout’, but the actor has already a parent of type ‘StBoxLayout’.

    (cinnamon:3179): Clutter-WARNING **: Attempting to add actor of type ‘StScrollView’ to a container of type ‘StBoxLayout’, but the actor has already a parent of type ‘StBoxLayout’.

    (cinnamon:3179): Clutter-WARNING **: Attempting to add actor of type ‘CinnamonGenericContainer’ to a container of type ‘StBoxLayout’, but the actor has already a parent of type ‘StBoxLayout’.

    (cinnamon:3179): Clutter-WARNING **: Attempting to add actor of type ‘StScrollView’ to a container of type ‘StBoxLayout’, but the actor has already a parent of type ‘StBoxLayout’.

    (cinnamon:3179): Clutter-WARNING **: Attempting to add actor of type ‘CinnamonGenericContainer’ to a container of type ‘StBoxLayout’, but the actor has already a parent of type ‘StBoxLayout’.

    (cinnamon:3179): Clutter-WARNING **: Attempting to add actor of type ‘StScrollView’ to a container of type ‘StBoxLayout’, but the actor has already a parent of type ‘StBoxLayout’.

    (cinnamon:3179): Clutter-WARNING **: Attempting to add actor of type ‘CinnamonGenericContainer’ to a container of type ‘StBoxLayout’, but the actor has already a parent of type ‘StBoxLayout’.

    (cinnamon:3179): Clutter-WARNING **: Attempting to add actor of type ‘StScrollView’ to a container of type ‘StBoxLayout’, but the actor has already a parent of type ‘StBoxLayout’.

    (cinnamon:3179): Clutter-WARNING **: Attempting to add actor of type ‘CinnamonGenericContainer’ to a container of type ‘StBoxLayout’, but the actor has already a parent of type ‘StBoxLayout’.

    (cinnamon:3179): Clutter-WARNING **: Attempting to add actor of type ‘StScrollView’ to a container of type ‘StBoxLayout’, but the actor has already a parent of type ‘StBoxLayout’.

    (cinnamon:3179): Clutter-WARNING **: Attempting to add actor of type ‘CinnamonGenericContainer’ to a container of type ‘StBoxLayout’, but the actor has already a parent of type ‘StBoxLayout’.

    (cinnamon:3179): Clutter-WARNING **: Attempting to add actor of type ‘StScrollView’ to a container of type ‘StBoxLayout’, but the actor has already a parent of type ‘StBoxLayout’.

    (cinnamon:3179): Clutter-WARNING **: Attempting to add actor of type ‘CinnamonGenericContainer’ to a container of type ‘StBoxLayout’, but the actor has already a parent of type ‘StBoxLayout’.

    (cinnamon:3179): Clutter-WARNING **: Attempting to add actor of type ‘StScrollView’ to a container of type ‘StBoxLayout’, but the actor has already a parent of type ‘StBoxLayout’.

    (cinnamon:3179): Clutter-WARNING **: Attempting to add actor of type ‘CinnamonGenericContainer’ to a container of type ‘StBoxLayout’, but the actor has already a parent of type ‘StBoxLayout’.

    (cinnamon:3179): Clutter-WARNING **: Attempting to add actor of type ‘StScrollView’ to a container of type ‘StBoxLayout’, but the actor has already a parent of type ‘StBoxLayout’.

    (cinnamon:3179): Clutter-WARNING **: Attempting to add actor of type ‘CinnamonGenericContainer’ to a container of type ‘StBoxLayout’, but the actor has already a parent of type ‘StBoxLayout’.

    (cinnamon:3179): Clutter-WARNING **: Attempting to add actor of type ‘StScrollView’ to a container of type ‘StBoxLayout’, but the actor has already a parent of type ‘StBoxLayout’.

    (cinnamon:3179): Clutter-WARNING **: Attempting to add actor of type ‘CinnamonGenericContainer’ to a container of type ‘StBoxLayout’, but the actor has already a parent of type ‘StBoxLayout’.

    (cinnamon:3179): Clutter-WARNING **: Attempting to add actor of type ‘StScrollView’ to a container of type ‘StBoxLayout’, but the actor has already a parent of type ‘StBoxLayout’.

    (cinnamon:3179): Clutter-WARNING **: Attempting to add actor of type ‘CinnamonGenericContainer’ to a container of type ‘StBoxLayout’, but the actor has already a parent of type ‘StBoxLayout’.

    (cinnamon:3179): Clutter-WARNING **: Attempting to add actor of type ‘StScrollView’ to a container of type ‘StBoxLayout’, but the actor has already a parent of type ‘StBoxLayout’.

    (cinnamon:3179): Clutter-WARNING **: Attempting to add actor of type ‘CinnamonGenericContainer’ to a container of type ‘StBoxLayout’, but the actor has already a parent of type ‘StBoxLayout’.

    (cinnamon:3179): Clutter-WARNING **: Attempting to add actor of type ‘StScrollView’ to a container of type ‘StBoxLayout’, but the actor has already a parent of type ‘StBoxLayout’.

    (cinnamon:3179): Clutter-WARNING **: Attempting to add actor of type ‘CinnamonGenericContainer’ to a container of type ‘StBoxLayout’, but the actor has already a parent of type ‘StBoxLayout’.

    (cinnamon:3179): Clutter-WARNING **: Attempting to add actor of type ‘StScrollView’ to a container of type ‘StBoxLayout’, but the actor has already a parent of type ‘StBoxLayout’.

    (cinnamon:3179): Clutter-WARNING **: Attempting to add actor of type ‘CinnamonGenericContainer’ to a container of type ‘StBoxLayout’, but the actor has already a parent of type ‘StBoxLayout’.

    (cinnamon:3179): Clutter-WARNING **: Attempting to add actor of type ‘StScrollView’ to a container of type ‘StBoxLayout’, but the actor has already a parent of type ‘StBoxLayout’.

    (cinnamon:3179): Clutter-WARNING **: Attempting to add actor of type ‘CinnamonGenericContainer’ to a container of type ‘StBoxLayout’, but the actor has already a parent of type ‘StBoxLayout’.

    (cinnamon:3179): Clutter-WARNING **: Attempting to add actor of type ‘StScrollView’ to a container of type ‘StBoxLayout’, but the actor has already a parent of type ‘StBoxLayout’.

    (cinnamon:3179): Clutter-WARNING **: Attempting to add actor of type ‘CinnamonGenericContainer’ to a container of type ‘StBoxLayout’, but the actor has already a parent of type ‘StBoxLayout’.

    (cinnamon:3179): Clutter-WARNING **: Attempting to add actor of type ‘StScrollView’ to a container of type ‘StBoxLayout’, but the actor has already a parent of type ‘StBoxLayout’.

    (cinnamon:3179): Clutter-WARNING **: Attempting to add actor of type ‘CinnamonGenericContainer’ to a container of type ‘StBoxLayout’, but the actor has already a parent of type ‘StBoxLayout’.

    (cinnamon:3179): Clutter-WARNING **: Attempting to add actor of type ‘StScrollView’ to a container of type ‘StBoxLayout’, but the actor has already a parent of type ‘StBoxLayout’.

    (cinnamon:3179): Clutter-WARNING **: Attempting to add actor of type ‘CinnamonGenericContainer’ to a container of type ‘StBoxLayout’, but the actor has already a parent of type ‘StBoxLayout’.

    (cinnamon:3179): Clutter-WARNING **: Attempting to add actor of type ‘StScrollView’ to a container of type ‘StBoxLayout’, but the actor has already a parent of type ‘StBoxLayout’.

    (cinnamon:3179): Clutter-WARNING **: Attempting to add actor of type ‘CinnamonGenericContainer’ to a container of type ‘StBoxLayout’, but the actor has already a parent of type ‘StBoxLayout’.

    (cinnamon:3179): Clutter-WARNING **: Attempting to add actor of type ‘StScrollView’ to a container of type ‘StBoxLayout’, but the actor has already a parent of type ‘StBoxLayout’.
    JS ERROR: !!! WARNING: ‘redeclaration of function MyApplet’
    JS ERROR: !!! WARNING: file ‘/usr/share/cinnamon/applets/places-bookmarks@dmo60.de/applet.js’ line 50 exception 0 number 155

    (cinnamon:3179): St-WARNING **: percentage lengths not currently supported
    Window manager warning: Log level 16: STACK_OP_REMOVE: window 0x15b not in stack

  17. I’m looking forward to trying this release. I don’t like the diretion that Ubuntu has taken their desktop. It’s just not working for me. The Cinnamon Ubuntu PPA is on hold until the maintaner has a chance to to settle from a move. If anyone has another PPA that they would like to share, please post. This project might be the one that finally makes me make a jump to Mint. I don’t jump very often. I started with Slackware in 95 followed by Debian and then Ubuntu. Mint might be next. Well done.

  18. Janne says: - reply

    have 1.3.1 installed and working perfect in Ubuntu 11.10. Kernel 3.2.0-17 and nVida 295 drivers… Thanks Cinnamon rocks

  19. Butterfly says: - reply

    You can download and install Cinnamon 1.3.1 from repo

    http://packages.linuxmint.com/list.php?release=Lisa

    Packages in Romeo repo, you must enable Romeo from software source .

    http://s18.postimage.org/luoilp3zd/Ekran_Goruntusu_2012_02_21_00_45_54.png

  20. Robinz says: - reply

    I’m not sure if my problem is related to Jordan’s but in cinnamon 1.3 my screen would go black after 10 mins of inactivity which is what my setting is but when I tried to bring it back up I had no panel and would use ctrl alt backspace to log out. Now in 1.3.1, my screen does not go off at all. Thanks for your help Clem ;)

  21. sdim says: - reply

    Great work, Clem.
    I think Cinnamon really defines Mint for its ease of use and user-friendliness. Keep up the good work.
    Greetings from the Greek Linux Mint Community.

  22. cristian says: - reply

    To be able to block applets when right-clicking on them.

  23. Name*Jay says: - reply

    Hey, things are going good here. Thanks for the hard work.

    One little thing which is a pain: the window list applet can’t be moved and adding/removing applets is cause all sort of ordering problems. Perhaps in the future, some sort of mode like xfce would be added (but a little simpler).

  24. Lynks says: - reply

    Hello Clem and the Cinnamon Team, nice work for this new released, I am on Ubuntu 11.10 with a netbook and I have noticed some issues :
    1. I use “Auto-hide panel” and since the 1.3 I have a toolbar on under the top panel, I think it’s the one use by Unity but I never had it with Cinnamon 1.1 and 1.2, but when I came back to the 1.2, the toolbar is still here, so it is maybe an issue with one of the muffin stuffs. (http://uppix.net/a/8/7/063a8fcbf419df4e0a48ff1978724.png)
    2. You have fix the size of the applications menu for I quote “not having it to long”, but in the 1.2 the size was fitting well for netbooks, now it’s a bit too long, even with panels hide (http://uppix.net/0/a/c/83b5e0230f9652989ecbbb1b152b1.png)
    3. Now you must click on every applets you want to open, if you have click on the wrong one, in the 1.2 and in Unity you just slide on the right one. And some applets like sound, bluetooth and XRandR haven’t enough space between them and the others.

    Keep the good work Cinnamon Team.

  25. richo123 says: - reply

    Updated to 1.3.1 but one problem is that if I use the 2 panel setup (classic) and click on the set to default position in the applet configuration section then all applets end up on the top panel. It would be better to put the window list and workspace switcher left and right in the bottom panel….

  26. Craig says: - reply

    I agree with richo123 and then allow both panels to be at the bottom of the screen, as you could with Gnome 2, for those that need it. Thanks.

  27. revdjenk says: - reply

    Clem, oh, just noticed today the panel notifications don’t jump when you go to make a choice from its menu. Thanks for fixing !

  28. Thank you I like Cinnamon it is very good and nice to use.

    Also please make a desktop effect like Compiz’s Expo that shows all workspaces and allows to move windows between them.

  29. Dear Clem thanks for your answer in the 1.3.0 comments concerning the icon located in the applet’s directory. I have another question though. Is there any way cinnamon can support a python script engine? What I mean is writing extensions and applets in Python than JS. How can I help? Are there any guidelines for achieving this in the near future?
    Thanks,
    Chris.

    Edit by Clem: The weather applet is written in Javascript but its config tool is written in Python. That’s a good example right there. You can do some of the processing in an external python script or a program written in another language and only use the applet to control it and show the results. To communicate between the two you can use dbus, gsettings, gconf, files, JSON…etc.. there’s many ways. If you do a lot of processing it’s also a good idea to externalize it in another script, this way it’s got its own process and it doesn’t slow down Cinnamon.

  30. Matt says: - reply

    Love Cinnamon, but I just updated to 1.3.1 and now my notification area is just a greyed out rectangle :(

  31. bobby says: - reply

    Great Work Clem.

    If I shift the panel on top, the shadow problem in the fonts are there as reported by others earlier.

  32. Hi. I have to report another small problem. The tooltip/menu from the applications in the systray applet/panel has to be front of the panel and not behind it. If the application has a configuration menu you won’t be able to select the bottom items.
    Thanks.

  33. Everthing worked in former version. After the new one 1.3.1 all my applets have moved toward the menu ??
    Tried to move them back, not working. Manged to remove them with cinnomon setting. Also mintupdate is now at the left side ???
    How to move them back. Running Lisa x64

    • Sjur says: - reply

      I have the same problem. Everything except the clock moved to the left, the Menu just says “Me..” and the systray icons are grey boxes (System Update & Dropbox)
      It’s not critical, but annoying.

  34. Hello Clem and the Cinnamon Team,
    very good work done, I love cinnamon much much much more than Unity or Gnome 3!
    Here’s one small problem with the traditional panel at the bottom.
    If I activate the applet workspace-switcher, it is added in the center zone of the panel. Now I can not move this applet to an other zone, because if I click on it, the workspace is activated. So this applet can never be moved to an other zone. If I change the zone of the applet in the gconf-editor to the right, it works fine.

  35. Andreas says: - reply

    I might have missed it but is there a support in Cinnamon for 2 monitors?

    I have a Nvidia card the “Nvidia-recent-updated” drivers under Mint 12 and one monitor on Dsub other other on DVI.

    under Gnome and MATE I have the 2 monitors with separate x session configured and no issues.

    Installing Cinnamon and restarting and login to Cinnamon leads me to have the desktop only but no bars no nothing.

    Configuring NVidia setting for only one screen and restarting into cinnamon works fine but I have only one screen. Trying to go in Cinannom back to nvidia-setting to turn the second screen doesn’t show me the second screen for selection at all.
    If I tamper around in the settings to turn the second screen on and apply I get a second blank white screen.

    I’m going to try tonight on a atom netbook with an separate screen to see if it blends there.

  36. Hello, now its working. After some shifting things around, I found out how things work.
    1 If you hav an “old” cinnamon theme (no support for 1.3.1) then you do not see any Panel zones. Cant move icons around.
    2. So when I went back to Cinnamon orginal theme, panel zones works fine.

    A bit hard to move though, and moves back to the left if you add a new applet.

    Mint is back, now I am looking forward to Mint 13.
    And so are several of my linux-buddies :-)

  37. neycho says: - reply

    Just installed new cinnamon 1.3.1 – There are my few nickels:
    After log-in the sys-tray icons was removed to the left side of the panel;
    Alt+F2 doesn’t work anymore? Why?

    • Rob Mason says: - reply

      Regarding your Alt+F2 issue: Try going to the Mint menu > System Tools > System Settings, click on ‘Keyboard’ > 2nd tab (Shortcuts); choose System in the left pane. On the right pane, there should be an entry called ‘Show the run command prompt’ – I guess its disabled on your system? if so, just click and change it to Alt+F2. :)

      • and what do you do when it persistently stays disabled? Mine is like this. I can’t find how to change it. (Note I can read, and did as instructed: hit alt-f2 while the line was highlighted.) I can’t change ANY of the keyboard shortcuts ATM.

        • to answer myself, if the Keyboard Shortcuts can’t be modified through the Systems Settings dialogs (and mine can’t, for some reason). You can alter them in gconf-editor (not dconf-editor) in apps/metacity/global_keybindings. What Systems Settings calls “Show the run command prompt” is “Panel Run Dialog”, and “Show the activities menu” is “Panel Main Menu”. Daft but true. Why can’t we all speak the same damn language already! Or at least use the same labels for the same thing. Why is Metacity involved anyway?

  38. John says: - reply

    Hey Clem, first of all thank you so much for your work on Cinnamon!! :)

    I’ve found a couple small problems though…if I’m running jupiter, the right click menu appears behind the top panel. (This happened in original Gnome 3 as well.) I’ve heard that parcellite does the same thing. Also when I hover the mouse over jupiter OR the mint update shield, the background is green behind both (I’m using the minty theme, so hovering turns the backgrounds green)

    Thanks again!

  39. Penguin says: - reply

    Just updated to 1.3.1. Whenever I try to unlock the screen cinnamon crashes (Panel disappears, cant switch windows, …).

    • jordansc says: - reply

      A couple of folks including me have experienced this. Try this: uninstall and reinstall Cinnamon 1.3.1 using Synaptic, restart making sure to log into Cinnamon desktop. Go to Cinnamon Settings – Applets and restore to default. Restart Cinnamon (Alt+F2, r). Try locking and unlocking now.

  40. Jesse says: - reply

    Great work with cinnamon!

    Does anyone else have this issue since 1.3.0 (not fixed by 1.3.1): rearranging the quick launch icons on the panel seems to move the entire set of them about 2 inches to the right, away from the menu button? It then stays there leaving an odd space between the menu button the icons… not sure of how to fix it.

    • Hugo12 says: - reply

      I think you move them between the left panel and the center panel area. So try rearranging them again but move them to the left until they “snap” to the left panel area again.
      Did it fix it? :)

  41. billynick says: - reply

    there seems to be a lot of bugs going on with the panel launchers. for example if i rightclick one panel launcher and choose ‘remove’ its the entry to the left of the one i clicked that gets removed, also dragging launchers around seems to result in duplicate entries and other entries mysteriously disappearing

  42. Thomas says: - reply

    Problem since 1.3 for me; after resuming from suspend I can get this:

    Feb 21 15:48:43 thonov-mint gnome-session[29387]: WARNING: App ‘cinnamon.desktop’ respawning too quickly

    So after logging in my desktop is without panels and without borders on open windows. I haven’t found any other solution than to kill -9 my gnome-session pid to get the login screen again.

    I just now did a suspend after upgrading to 1.3.1 and I still had this issue.

  43. Hi,

    I really like Cinnamon and this update. It is true that applets can easier be dragged an dropped, but what about the cinnamon window list? I would like to put the window list on the lower panel but couldnt find a solution….

    Anyway great work!
    Kevin

    • Hugo12 says: - reply

      Start dconf editor (or install it first), then go org -> Cinnamon, select “Enable Applets”, search for ‘panel1:center:0:window-list@cinnamon.org’ (or something like that) and change panel1 to panel2. It should now be on the bottom panel.

  44. Buff says: - reply

    1.3.1 — looks good! However, I’ve noticed two things: 1) My weather extension seems to have disappeared. 2) My dock extension has disappeared. Both are marked as enabled (checked) in Cinnamon Settings.

    • Hugo12 says: - reply

      Extensions have to be updated with every cinnamon update. Do you have the newest updates for them?
      There’s now a applet for weather so you can use that instead as it’s indepentend from cinnamon updates (for now).
      If there’s no new update you can update them yourself by editing the metadata.json (just update the cinnamon version in there and restart cinnamon).

  45. Just one quick question for Clem: Is there still a possibility that future versions of Cinnamon will be made so that it can work with other window managers?

    As it stands, it’s still unstable with my ATI card and the proprietary drivers (and I’m not going to go without those). I had heard that the Gnome 3 instabilities were problems between the proprietary drivers and Mutter (in Cinnamon’s case, Muffin). It also seems to still crash randomly with VirtualBox and its guest additions driver. In both cases, it appears to be a crash of the WM, as in addition to the Cinnamon GUI, all window decorations disappear while the Nautilus desktop and borderless windows stay on screen.

    Personally, I vote for allowing Cinnamon to use Compiz, as I am just very fond of that project.

    If not, are ATI proprietary users just going to have to use MATE (which is great, too – I LOVE Gnome 2), Unity, or Gnome fallback? At least until the compatibility problems are worked out?

    Thanks again, Clem! Excellent work!

    Edit by Clem: I’m all in favor of it, but I won’t be working on this myself. Unless someone comes with a solution for it that we can integrate it’s unlikely to happen. As for ATI, I acquired two boxes with these chipsets and they’re stable under Cinnamon running the latest Catalyst 12.1 drivers.

    • Ok, cool. I must have been running an older driver or something. I’ll have to try it again. It’s still unstable on VirtualBox, but I wouldn’t be surprised if it’s a VBox problem.

    • mitcoes says: - reply

      I agree
      I have ATI propietary drivers – open source ones are not as good -
      I am using Mate
      I have installed cinnamon but it fails, as gnome does.

      There must be a TRICK at the config to make ATI cards run
      Mutter/Muffin and ATI are working on it, but there must be any solution with this as switch to Compiz, Kwin or any other making it work.

      Intel GPUs are the first in market share 60% but is still a bad GPU, ATI is the second one 25% in market share and Nvidia 3rd, 15%

      Inside the 40% of bets GPUs, 62.5% vs 37.5%

      IT MUST BE A PRIORITY to make ATI cards work – in any way – with Cinnamon.

      Edit by Clem: I’ve got two ATI boxes here running Cinnamon. You need to install the latest Catalyst drivers 12.1 from the ATI website. These work well. Also, in Debian Testing, the nouveau drivers work with Cinnamon on ATI chipsets without the ATI drivers. Of course the performance isn’t as nice..

  46. mrjive says: - reply

    Where is the right place to report bugs or other stuff?

    Thanks.

  47. Derald says: - reply

    Hey guys, thanks again for a great usable desktop! I am however having two issues since 1.3.1:
    1) My Weather display is no longer in the system tray like it used to be. I have the entension for the weather app installed under extensions but no dice.
    2) I don’t like the new battery icon. It doesn’t display whether the power in connected to AC or on battery. And the icon is ugly. How can I get my old icon back?

    Thank again guys! Keep up the good work.

  48. Juanjo says: - reply

    I’ve just now tested Cinnamon and it’s amazing! keep it up!
    By the way, is there any plans of integrating Cinnamon’s setting with Gnome’s settings? so that to have one interface to configure everything!
    And what about fallback mode? if you happen to end up in fallback mode you get a completely different experience, is there any plans of fixing that?

  49. Thanks. Compiles without any issues in debian sid.

    git clone muffin and cinammon and then
    fakeroot dpkg-buildpackage in each directoty and the packages were built.

  50. luisr says: - reply

    Date format from the panel dont work correctly:
    %b %e, %l:%M %p

    %p = AM PM dont work

  51. luisr says: - reply

    when I select in Panel Classic (top and bottom) all componet stay at the same panel.

    I can move the windows list to the second panel,
    I can move the desktop selection.

    the second panel dont work

    • Tomas says: - reply

      Hugo12
      February 22, 2012 at 5:06 pm

      Start dconf editor (or install it first), then go org -> Cinnamon, select “Enable Applets”, search for ‘panel1:center:0:window-list@cinnamon.org’ (or something like that) and change panel1 to panel2. It should now be on the bottom panel.

  52. luisr says: - reply

    when open 6 windows or more the icons that I add to the panel desapear. when close some window show again my icons

  53. dave brown says: - reply

    Very nice work, Clem. My weather applet works after changing to 1.3.1
    but does not go to the right side of panel next to volume and network icons. It is displayed immediately after window list. If I open more windows it is pushed to the right. Close all the windows and it has moved back over towards the ‘main menu’ button. Otherwise, works great!

  54. Dark4p says: - reply

    Can somebody else create PPA for Ubuntu or tutorial on how to install the Cinnamon 1.3.1.

  55. dave brown says: - reply

    Workplace switcher is doing the same thing as my weather applet (it’s
    actually an extension, not an applet).

  56. Lux says: - reply

    Please help me, how can i remove the maximize button in gnome3? I tried by ubuntu tweak but without any change.

  57. achim says: - reply

    First of all, i like Cinnamon a lot.

    Problems and suggestions:
    - Nautilus: F2 to rename a file is not working
    - Desktop: mintUpdate (next to the clock) icon is just a gray “thing”
    - Desktop: Icons in the quick starter area are not highlighted enough

  58. nethermann says: - reply

    Finally a replacement for Ubuntu 10.10! You deserve a freakin’ massive gold medal as well as magically available parking spaces wherever you go.

  59. Ecstasy.
    It just works.
    And now, thanks to you, can I.

  60. b8569476 says: - reply

    Thanks for a great work. But now I am having some problems.
    -Some applets such as System Tray, Panel launcher, Windows List, and Workspace Switcher are very hard or impossible to move.
    -Some applets at the right wing of the panel are very close to each other and look not very beautiful.
    -The word “Menu” on the menu applet turns to be “Me…” when threr aren’t any windows open or in the overview mode. (Not sure whether it is because I am using the wide screen notebook or not.)

    • I second that: 1) “Menu” appears as “Me…” when no windows open. 2) system tray applets are too close to each other.

    • mrjive says: - reply

      Same here.
      Moreover:
      – there is no easy way (no drag and drop) to move windows to other workspaces
      – there is a strange behavior in this case: I have let’s say xchat on workspace 1 and other apps on 2 and 3; when I reduce xchat to systray the desktop1 disappears, when I resume xchat ws1 comes again with a strange effect on the workspace bar…
      – icons on the “preferred application” list cannot be reordered

      Anyway thanks for the nice work! (I’m still preferring Gnome Shell with the extensions for now)

  61. juanmabanos says: - reply

    Tengo Linux Mint 12 y desde que salió la primera versión de Cinnamon la instalé, me parece un fork buenísimo, aunque tengo claro que todavía está en pañales, pero como digo me parece una iniciativa magnífica.
    Ayer me actualicé de Cinnamon 1.2 a la 1.3 mediante Synaptic y desde ese momento el menú me aparece en inglés y no consigo ponerlo en español. Con la versión 1.2 me aparecía en español. Si arranco esa misma sesión de Usuario con MATE o con Gonme 3 sí que aparece en español pero en Cinnamon está en inglés, he mirado por Google y, en teoría, debería de aparecer en español.

    ¿Alguna idea?

  62. Alexander says: - reply

    Work better than 1.3., thanks.
    I have two small problems: move workspace, move windows list. How I can do it?

  63. Ullas says: - reply

    I cannot activate any applets. I downloaded and uncompressed and copy-pasted into specified directory, but when I open the Gui Cinimon settings the applets section is totally blank and only a close button is visible. Anyone please help me. Thanks in advance
    -Ullas

    • Vittorio says: - reply

      The same thing with my ported G3 extensions. They are activated and visible on the panel but option ‘Extensions’ in Cinnamon Settings is not working at all (only ‘Close’ button visible).
      Any ideas?
      Anyway, CINNAMON RULES!

      • Hugo12 says: - reply

        I had a similar problem when I did my own applet. It probably had to do with the icon it should show but couldn’t. Try removing all applets/extension that aren’t there by default and add them 1 by 1 until it happens again to know what applet/extension is causing this. (Of course only if this solved the problwm in first place.)

        Alt+F2 -> r after every change needed. :)

  64. Mint Matt says: - reply

    Now with Cinnamon session I love Linux Mint more every day but maybe next time you can do something like “pinned app” in cinnamon menu – will be great to see this soon – thanks

  65. elav says: - reply

    Hey Clem, I have a doubt.. ¿I can change the config of systray? ¿I can resize the icons? I have problem with Pidgin icon..

  66. Laurent says: - reply

    Hi,

    Do will be able to use Compiz (or a kind of) soon on Cinnamon?
    Because I like very much your desktop but I miss the fact we can’t configure the applications menus (transparency, shadow…) as we want.

    Thank.

  67. Elmacus says: - reply

    Will Cinnamon get into official debian repo upstream, say Wheezy and future ? Or only via linuxmint repo ?

  68. Scott G says: - reply

    Love the look and feel (default theme on .3.1). Also, it works just fine on my two monitor (laptop+external monitor) config. However, I get pretty frequent complete lockups on the desktop where I have to go another (command line) session and kill -9 the cinnamon process. Then cinnamon gets restarted and everything is good — until the next time. Using fedora 16 plus preview-level fixes….

  69. leae89 says: - reply

    Recently upgraded Cinnamon to v1.3.1 and got a desktop menu bar on top of screen; I want to hide that menu bar, How can I do it?

    Please reply or send mail or write on my wall.

  70. XfceRefugee says: - reply

    Can we configure the Workspaces (pager) on two rows on the latest Cinnamon 1.3.1 ?
    If yes, then I can move back from Xubuntu to LinuxMint.

  71. Dark4p says: - reply

    Great work! Keep it up..

  72. Orographic says: - reply

    Loving 1.3.1

    If we can eventually get the ability to resize the panel and the program icons, that would be great. They are quite small on a 24″ screen.

  73. SomeoneElse says: - reply

    Linux CinnaMint Debian Edition want!

  74. thor says: - reply

    I made a install a cd 64bit and installed cinnamon 1.3.1. Then i had to change lightdm.conf. Change gnome-shell to cinnamon.? What about memory use, i can see that it use about 100 mb. Will it be less when linuxmint 13 comeś out.

  75. For those wanting to try the new version just remove the old PPA and add the new PPA, then just do an upgrade!

    I like the improvements Clem but unfortunately Cinnamon still crashes or goes crazy after playing a game.

    Can’t use it until this gets sorted!

  76. luisr says: - reply

    when open an app in desktop 1 if is open other desktop dont go to the app.

    please fix this bugs and cinnamon will be much better.
    I love cinnamon.

  77. Sen says: - reply

    This update is wonderful. I love it so much.

    But i found that the wifi and volumn icons are become smaller than the bluetooth icon.. And there is an issue when i perform right click on the screen, when the right click menu show at the bottom of the screen, the panel will block the bottom part of the right click menu. Same goes when i change the panel to top too. I face this issue since version 1.0. Any workaround on this?

    Thanks for your hardwork. :)

  78. luisr says: - reply

    when you have a windows on desktop 2 if you press alt+tab in desktop 1 you have to press 2 time. Alt+tab dont work correctly.

  79. bobby says: - reply

    As others reported, applets in the middle panel always remains at left, can’nt drag them to right.

  80. bobby says: - reply

    From middle panel (Green colour) left I meant, I can’nt set any applet in the middle panel either at centre or right.

    Mint menu shows only “Me…”, but if I open any application, it starts showing correctly and on closing all the application, it comes to “Me…” again.

    Regarding, cinnamon and other setting not showing on the panel, I am using docky, I can pin them there. The problem is solved for the time being.

  81. Thierry says: - reply

    Cinnamon, really well. Is there a possibility to remove menu entries? With alacarte, it can be added but not removed.

  82. Fig says: - reply

    How do you move the workspace applet? You cant do it by drag and drop because if you click on it, it always thinks you are trying to change workspace…

  83. Roj says: - reply

    Clem,

    Great update and thanks much. I’m finally seeing an upgrade path from Mint 10 that I can live with. One of the things missing from Cinnamon (and Gnome3 in general) is a Compiz-like Enhanced Desktop Zoom that uses the mousewheel. Tobias Quinn has written a small app that provides that functionality and has now also made it compatible with Cinnamon. Would it be possible to integrate it into Cinnamon as an option for visually impaired users? I conversed with Tobias via email and he’s willing to talk to your team if you are so inclined. Thanks again for your great work.

  84. Timothy says: - reply

    Dear Clem, i would like to know if it is possible to:
    - Move applets smoothly (like in WIndows 7)
    - Bundle similar applets like the battery, updates, volume,wifi and time applet
    - Add additional options when you right click a window list; open a new window, open a new tab, history)
    - organize icons by type, name,date, size etc
    - Install packages from the mint menu

    Thank You! I am looking forward to the 1.3.x release and eventually the 1.4 release

  85. LittleJakub says: - reply

    Just a question… Since I’ve installed 1.3.1, when I let my file manager “run” the desktop, I can see a top panel with File, Edit, View, Go, Bookmarks & Help menu…

    How do I make the panel (bar?) not show up when I have the file manager option on?

    Cheers, Kuba

  86. Hi all. How can I upload an applet to applet’s section. Sorry for writing in here but no one else answered me in IRC or via email. Thanks in advance.

  87. John says: - reply

    Hey Clem! So I have one quick question…Will there ever be an option to make the panels larger? I just set up a friends computer with Mint + Cinnamon and he would like the clock to be displayed with the time on top and the date beneath it (the way Windows 7 has it.) Are there any plans for allowing something like that?

    Thanks!

  88. Froggy says: - reply

    [quote]
    John – reply
    February 24, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    Hey Clem! So I have one quick question…Will there ever be an option to make the panels larger? I just set up a friends computer with Mint + Cinnamon and he would like the clock to be displayed with the time on top and the date beneath it (the way Windows 7 has it.) Are there any plans for allowing something like that?

    Thanks![/quote]

    I agree. There needs to be an option for this. I have very bad eyes and the tiny font is very painful.

    Thanx

  89. neycho says: - reply

    Hi, Clem!
    I really appreciate your work withe Cinnamon developing.
    When i upgrade from 1.3 to 1.3.1 my keyboard shortcuts suddenly dessapeared, but i manage to set them again.
    I want to ask – is there any way to set skype windows not to pop-up when message arrive, but to lands at task-bar, because that leads to many strange situations ;)

    Thanks a lot for your effort to bring to us a fine desktop :)
    p.s. I apologise if there is any typo, because i’m from Bulgaria and English is not my mothers tongue. :)

  90. kugel says: - reply

    Just installed Cinnamon on LMDE. Really great work!

    But does anyone know how I can make alt+f1 pop up the mint menu? the activity overview is just useless, even more so in cinnamon since you cannot start apps from it.

    Edit by Clem: Super_L does that.

  91. escolar says: - reply

    I can’t drag and drop the windows list applet from de top panel to the bottom pannel in LMDE.
    I have dragged and dropped others applets without problem.

    In general Cinnamon 1.3.1. it’s working very well in my system

  92. Adrian says: - reply

    Hi, Clem!
    I like the cinnamon shell, but I hate just one thing: the start menu is so huge for my 1024×768 resolution. It occupies half of my screen and don’t want that anymore.
    I suggest you to put the search bar at the bottom, also you may lower the favorite bar. Then, you may set a maximum of 10 application category with scroll-bar. Eliminate the applications’ description from the bottom right and create a mouseover tooltip for each app.

    Or… if you are not a Windows hater, recreate the Windows 7 start menu for Cinnamon. Thank you!

  93. Alex says: - reply

    Menu does not fit to NETBOOK SCREENS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Edit by Clem: Create an issue on github for this. Don’t forget to send us a screenshot and to tell us what your resolution is.

  94. Carlous says: - reply

    Sería genial tener un applet que haga lo mismo que el “window applets” de gnome, así podemos ahorrar espacio en nuestros portátiles.
    Un abrazo!

  95. Pinewood says: - reply

    Hi Clem,
    In Cinnamon 1.3 moving the applets on the panels works better than in 1.2.
    However, there are some problems that need to be fixed:

    - Switching between one panel (Traditional) and two panels (Classic):
    All the applets go to the upper panel. In my opinion it would be better with an Ubuntu-like approach in Classic with Show the desktop and Window list applets by default on the bottom panel.

    - Switching from two panels back to one panel:
    The applets on the bottom panel disappear, To get them back you have to uhcheck them, restart Cinnamon and then check them again in Cinnamon Settings.

    - Some applets cannot be moved with Drag and drop:
    Window List and Panel Launcher applets cannot be moved because there is no “handle” to grip them with.
    The system tray can be moved but the icons go blank until restart.

    - The window list still does not work properly when in the center (green) zone. The buttons do not resize to save space, instead the left zone is pushed out of the screen if there are too many windows open.
    When the window list is in the left (red) zone, the buttons are resized.
    It seems that all applets by default are added to the center zone.

    - In Classic, after having moved the window list to the bottom panel (with Dconf) with window list in the center zone and no applets in the right (blue) zone:
    If the green zone is “full” (too many windows open) and you try to move an applet on any of the panels – both panels, icons and window decorations disappear and Cinnamon does not respond to any keystrokes.

    - The same symptoms as above when you lock the screen with the lock button on the menu. Reported by others.
    When the screen is locked in screensaver mode this does not happen.

  96. Oyabun says: - reply

    Soon the applets and themes will need to be categorize, coz it become messy and hard to find whats new.

  97. Brian King says: - reply

    I have 1.3.1 and cinnamon still has a memory leak :-(
    It’s memory usage goes up over two or three days until I get to much into swap space and I have to restart cinnamon.

    Edit by Clem: We’ve introduced memory leak fixes in the latest code, as well as new features with their own potential memory leaks :) So it might get better, it might get worse for the 1.4 release, but it’s something we look into and try to address. If you notice particular events which are responsible for the memory leaks, please let us know so we can inspect the code more in detail.

  98. Are there any plans for the future releases to add to the window list applet features like progress bar (like nautilus and chrome), counter (like thunderbird mails), and blinking (how does it call that?), like when you receive a message from your chat client?

  99. JC says: - reply

    I really like where this is going. It’s at a point where I’d rather use this than elementaryos’s approach.
    Keep the awesome work Clem.

  100. Tomt says: - reply

    How can i drag and drop the quick launcher or the minimized windows together? I just can change the order of single itmes.

    But keep on working nice job. At the moment still not good enough to replace GNOME 2 but i gets better and better.

    The possibility to change the panel and panel-button size (if possible seperately) would be great.

  101. Rocket says: - reply

    Love Cinnamon, is there an easy way to change the colors of the window borders?

  102. leae89 says: - reply

    Hi there Clem!
    It’s me again, wanting to know how to quit the desktop menu bar, which appeared just after upgrading Cinnamon from v1.2.

    While waiting your response, how can I revert to version 1.2?

    — ¡Saludos desde México!

  103. Now just need to have the option of formatting pendriver by clicking on the icon of pendriver. Very good job, cinnamon is the best.

    Thank you.

  104. John says: - reply

    One other slight bug I’ve noticed…the “Enable Fortunes” setting under Desktop Settings doesn’t do anything. You still have to manually go into gconf-editor and change the setting.

  105. crab says: - reply

    G’day Clem!

    Thanks again for Cinnamon and loving the 1.3.1 release.

    One thing that I miss from gnomes hell and gnome 2.x is the ability to drag a file down to the window list, hover it over another application, then having that window be brought to the front.

    For example – when burning an audio cd it is convenient to drag and drop from Banshee into Brasero or a file from nautilus into an open gedit window.

    Currently in Cinnamon you have to rearrange your windows if you want to achieve this (hard on a small screen), but it would be nice to have the old window list functionality back.

    Does that make sense?

    Thanks again, Cinnamon rocks!

  106. yago says: - reply

    Hi Cinnamon team!

    First of all, awesome work! I’m loving it and it has already become my main desktop environment and if improvements are as proficient as they have been since the birth of the project, I may as well never look back!

    I am having a small issue, though. I’ve installed Ubuntu1 and have NOT added it to the startup applications, and yet, every time a session starts I get the annoying dialogue asking me to unlock the keyring. Looking at the output of ps -e, I can see that the ubuntuone-launch (or something along those lines) gets activated for few seconds and then it goes away leaving behind just the ubuntuone-syncd –as it happens in the gnome3 environment and in any previous gnome2.x environments I’ve used– yet in Cinnamon, the keyring prompt pops up blocking the computer until you do something about it, and this doesn’t happen in any of the other environments I use.

    It’s certainly an unimportant thing, I can just ESC the dialogue and I’m fine, but I just thought I’d let you know of this little buggish behaviour because it may get some people annoyed.

    I’m sorry if I wasn’t supposed to post it here but couldn’t find where to file bug reports…

    anyway, great work Clem and Co.! keep it up!

    yago

    • yago says: - reply

      A quick edit of my post.
      I was wrong, this buggish behaviour also occurs in the gnome shell session (unless you have a terminal open and are running …)

  107. Another multi-monitor request. It would be fabulous if you could add move this window and move all windows to to other monitor buttons similiar to Display Fusion on Windows.

  108. travis says: - reply

    Now you just need to make Cinnamon for android to compete with Ubuntu for android. I just hate ubuntu. Its theme has always been ugly. It has done some good to the Linux desktop but its time is up. It is time for Mint to be #1

  109. leae89 says: - reply

    Me again, Clem.
    Would it be possible, in a future release of Cinnamon, to change the panel’s color or something like that?

  110. Bao says: - reply

    A taskbar, a menu that shows all the programs quick, little apps in the bars like the CPU meter. All that was gone.
    But now your grand effort is beginning to bring back a little common sense. Soon everyone will be using Cinnamon.
    Many, many, many thanks.

  111. James says: - reply

    What a great piece of software this Cinnamon is!

    There are a couple of things I miss.

    One is being able to switch user from the panel, rather tahn having to go to the menu and selecting “lock”.

    The other is being able to get international dates/times from the calendar in the panel as in Gnome 2.

    Please keep up the good work.

  112. Christian says: - reply

    The screenshots for 1.3.1 look beautiful, but somehow my Cinnamon desktop doesn’t look like that: http://students.cs.uri.edu/~cconvey/my-desktop.png

    Anyone know how I get back to the beautiful (default?) configuration that’s shown here? http://linuxmint.com/tmp/cinnamon-blog/169/thumb_dnd.png

  113. jessy says: - reply

    It has been asked before, but please give u a tool to change the size of the panel.
    Cinnamon is almost perfect !

  114. hanny says: - reply

    hello all, nice work :)

    i am using ubuntu 12.04 beta 1 and cinnamon 1.3.1, but the applets are Intertwined togather, and i can’t use the new applets, here is a screenshot:
    http://img04.arabsh.com/uploads/image/2012/03/03/093547486df6.png
    any fix? :)
    thx.

  115. hanny says: - reply

    oh by the way: i hope someone can open a bug report page so all bugs be in only one place :)
    thx.

  116. Li Wei says: - reply

    Hi, Clem. Are you willing to make a 2D Cinnamon for those of us who cannot enjoy the 3D Cinnamon?
    How difficult would it be?

  117. Hi,

    I have Ubuntu Precise installed, and have both gnome shell and unity. I am willing to try out Cinnamon since I do not like gnome shell or unity. However, I do not get to see the panels in Cinnamon after I log in. I faced this problem with version 1.2 also. I am currently trying out version 1.3.1.

    I have a Dell XPS with NVIDIA GeForce GT 540M graphics. Please suggest how could I possibly get Cinnamon working.

  118. tolbaz says: - reply

    moving the applets in the panel?

  119. Andrew says: - reply

    The work with Cinnamon is quite good, but it still needs the ability to be able to adjust panel size, font size, default fonts…all by right-clicking like with gnome 2 and to be able to set opacity of the panel…if you truly want this to be a good product, then you need to listen to input. Also needs better program compatibility with other program integration from debian repositories.

  120. Gert says: - reply

    I installed Cinnamon on Ubuntu 11.10 by adding the ppa.launchpad.net/gwendal-lebihan-dev/cinnamon-stable/ubuntu

    Installation finishes without any errors and I see the Cinnamon session option in the log in screen, but when I do log in I get a Gnome classic session. I do get the Cinnamon settings app in the menu, but it is useless without Cinnamon actually running.

    Any ideas?

    • What graphics card and driver do you use? Do you have graphics hardware acceleration active on your machine? Does your system do the same thing if you try installing and running Gnome 3?

  121. Adam says: - reply

    Hi Clem,

    Any chance you will group common programs in the window list, a la Windows Vista? This would make the bottom panel a lot cleaner.

    Or better yet, adding such functionality to the “window icon list” applet would be great; furthermore, allowing “options” in applets would be fantastic.

    Just some thoughts….

    - Adam

  122. Michael says: - reply

    Hi Clem,

    Great work. I am one of those considering a switch from Ubuntu to Mint (though I haven’t yet made a final decision) and am testing Cinnamon on my Ubuntu 11.10 box. I suppose that my main aim is a development system that is reasonably up-to-date while still being easy to use, and above all as reliable as possible – I have other things to do than work around unstable software, and Unity fails for me particularly on that count.

    My question: what would it need, in theory, for Mint to switch back to the now “traditional” GNOME Shell variant? I see for instance that the developers are discussing using window manager properties to tell the WM whether it makes sense or not to group all windows of a given application into a single entry (and to tell the truth, often it does make sense so that you don’t have to hunt through thirty task bar entries to find the window you want). I suppose my main concern is that you don’t have anything like the developer power behind Cinnamon that GNOME Shell does, and that you will have a hard time keeping it as stable. I always like seeing people work together rather than against each other for the best possible result!

    Keep up the good work!

    - Michael

  123. Karl says: - reply

    Hi
    I’d like to say that Cinnamon is just awesome- classical desktop that is based on modern technology. This is something that I have really been missing for last year or so.
    Also, while testing it, I noticed some things that in my opinion would make it even better:

    1) Ability to set timeout for hiding and unhiding the panels:
    if I choose to automatically hide the top panel and try to close an maximized window, then if I accidentally move the cursor too far, the panel unhides and covers window’s close button. An ability to set an optional delay for unhiding would resolve this problem.

    2) Better multi-monitor support:
    Ability no specify default monitor. For example, if I set the external monitor as default monitor, normally the panels would be on my laptop’s internal screen, but when I put my laptop into the docking station, panels would automatically move to the external monitor.

    3) Some way of specifying mouse shortcuts like in Compiz:
    For example, I have a mouse with 10 buttons (including the wheel). In Compiz I can set button 10 to the Scale effect (Compiz’s version of Cinnamon’s Overview).

    4) More effects :P

    Keep up the good work!
    Karl

  124. Hi Clem,

    Cinnamon is a great work, there are many things that may improve and I am shure they will improve. But I am currenly frustrated because it only work in one of my machines (with an nVidia card). The trouble seems to be due to the current ATI drives, the phoney thing is that Linux Mint 12 with Mate has no troubles and Ubuntu 11.10 with Unity also work.

    But the fonts and icons of the Cinnamon menu appear garbled. The situation improves with the “current upgrades” for the ATI drives from the Ubuntu data bases, but then the system becomes awfully unstable.

    Downloading a “current” drive installer from the ATI site only produces a system without gsl.

    One of the troublesome machine is my home desktop the other one is my wife’s office machine, both HP All in One machines.

    Many thanks for your works and any advise that could help to use it in my ATI card machines

    Carlos

  125. The workspace switcher and window switcher applets don’t seem to be movable between panels when I have top and bottom ones in place. With this sorted, Cinnamon would be ideal although restoring GNOME 2 functionality would make it even better.

  126. Jonas says: - reply

    Great job! Maybe I am conservative in these things, but this is just what I was looking for! Finally a Linux that is (again) efficient to use.

  127. James says: - reply

    I just thought of something else that would be nice to have.

    When the calendar pops up would it be possible to click on a date and see what appointments you have set in lightning.

  128. Arie says: - reply

    How about Nvidia 3D not working with Cinnamon on LM12 64bit

  129. Sorry, I know this isn’t really a place for bug reports … but I’m just jumping the bandwagon since these are my first impressions, and since others have done it and I’m about to go to bed :p
    Just installed cinnamon and noticed something annoying; the default applet configuration is ok, but if you try to delete the ‘view desktop’ and ‘panel launcher’ applets to make it cleaner on a small netbook with limited real-estate … then the space available for the Menu applet (icon+text) gets shortened, and the Menu text becomes “Me…” instead. I’ve tried repositioning things but it doesn’t seem to help, and there doesn’t seem to be an obvious way to increase the width of the left (red) zone. (maybe it’s possible via css, I don’t know). When you open a window and a tab appears on the panel, suddenly the text becomes visible, but as soon as you close that, the text becomes “Me…” again, instead of “Menu”. So now I’ve reverted to the default applet configuration even though I don’t really want the desktop and launcher applets on my panel, just so that the menu text doesn’t get cut off.
    Thanks :)

    Edit by Clem: Thanks. That’s a known issue since 1.4. We’ll have this fixed for sure in the next release.

  130. emty says: - reply

    I like cinnamon very much, but I find the scale mode just useless when you don’t have a mouse. It would have been great if I could switch one windows another with my keyboard in scale mode. I can’t believe they haven’t thought about it

  131. Guys using Cinnamon on Fedora17 and Mint. Fedora17 zero issues but on Mint 13 the desktop lock button on the menu option doesn’t work – any ideas ?

  132. calimero says: - reply

    no se como descargarlo…
    ademas… no entiendo una mierda de lo que pone…
    in spanish pleas!
    jejejejjeje : S

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